We are constantly being told that we need more chia in our lives. Eat more chia, chia will hydrate you, and it’s high in omegas, great source of fiber blah blah blah. But would any normal human, not into “health foods” know what to do with this tiny seed that up until recently we though was just part of a clay head that grew mohawks and and ear hair? Not a chance!!
The fiber in chia helps to prevent weight gain and can reduce the risk of diabetes! Not to mention its impressive amounts of chronic-disease-fighting antioxidants and the bone- building calcium it contains.
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped, pod reserved
- 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
- 4 cups water
- 7 Medjool dates, pitted
- Pinch of sea salt
- 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup maple syrup, for drizzling
- Place chia seeds in a medium mixing bowl, and set aside.
- Drain cashews, and rinse well. Add cashews, filtered water, the dates, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and vanilla seeds to a blender.
- Blend on high speed until well combined and creamy.
- Pour into bowl with chia seeds and whisk well. Let mixture stand for 10 to 15 minutes, whisking every few minutes to prevent chia seeds from clumping
- Refrigerate for about 2 hours to help the pudding settle and thicken.
Check out this video on how to make this delicious recipe! Lots of dancing and jokes as always I promise![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iorIuo_exUo&w=560&h=315]
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